Janelle Monáe & Jidenna Join March Against Police Brutality In Philly (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Music artists often get criticized for not doing more to address social issues, but two high-profile performers recently took to the streets to bring awareness to the fight against police brutality.

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R&B stars Janelle Monáe and Jidenna joined with activists and residents for a Black Lives Matter movement march on Wednesday. Footage of the Wondaland representatives speaking with the people in Philadelphia has hit the internet.

“They say a question lives forever until it gets the answer it deserves,” Janelle told the crowd. “Won’t you say their names? Can we say their names right now? Will we speak their names as long as we have breath in our bodies?”

They also released a new song to go along with the movement called “Hell You Talmout.”

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Watch video of Janelle Monáe and Jidenna in Philadelphia below.

#SayTheirNames #TheEephus #BlackLivesMatter

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@Jidenna speaks! #SayHisName

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